Tuesday, March 19, 2013

New classes...

Samantha has started a few new things this winter... ice skating lessons, wiggle kids gym class and a co-op.

The skating lessons are going awesome.  She will continue this until the summer and start back up in the fall.

Wiggle kids gym class has been so much fun. Its a 6 week class not sure if we will continue this.  She loves it but its falls on her dance class day and by time she starts ballet class she is so tired that she begs me to let her just go home to bed.  Not a good thing when they are practicing for the recital.  

The co-op. A friend convinced me not to wait until the fall to start her in the co-op. Mostly so she wouldn't be there alone.   So we caved to peer pressure. (thats ok I do the same to her from time to time) and I signed Sam up for the co-op.  She is taking a pre-chemistry class and history class.  She loves both of them. She came home excited that she had homework.  My silly kid.  

The science teacher gave me a book to catch her up since they started the first half of the class in the fall.  So Allicia and I have been teaching Samantha and Isabell the first 5 lessons.  They enjoyed it and learned so much.  Here is a picture of Samantha's understanding of atoms and how they become molecules.  H2O.

Some winter time fun...

This winter is really dragging on.  Here is a small peak into some of the fun things we did this winter.

Fall River rec center sponsored an outside week long skating rink during Feb vacation.  It was fake ice.  We met a few friends there.  The kids had fun

 She turned 8 and had a fun old fashioned party at home and said it was her best birthday party yet! It was American girl themed.
 We had a new addition to our family. Here is Willy trying to hid from all the giggling girls at Sam's party
 Samantha completed the youth 2 program and advanced onto preskating.  This is the step before figure skating.

 We had a blizzard.  Oh what fun that was.  No that wasn't sarcastic I actually enjoyed the forced home/family time this gave us.
 Went to a few Providence Bruins game. Here she is posing with the free give away's at the ticket gate.  
 Here we are longing for summer.. yes we are at the beach.  Actually we were looking for a snow free playground and got sidetracked at the playground/ beach in Somerset.  

On stage performing in Seusical 
 Samantha at youth 2 lessons 
 Valentines day gift for Daddy a home made scratch ticket. He won hugs and kisses from Samantha.
 Sam in the Christmas parade for ballet & jazz class

Now that we have had this much fun can spring please come!!!  We enjoyed the snow now we want to enjoy the warmth.  

Dr Seuss

March 2 was Dr Seuss' birthday.  We celebrated by doing a Dr Seuss week.  

Our week started with reading a few Dr Seuss books we have each day.  Doing some activities to go along with them.  I kept the week light because she was having practice every night for the musical she was in,  Seussical.  She had so much fun doing it.

We had green eggs and sausage. We didn't have any ham. Samantha didn't like the green eggs said they tasted funny.  HMM they tasted the same to me.  

She made a Dr Seuss hat fruit treat.

We read about who Dr Seuss was. About his life, his real name and where he grew up.  It was very interesting to read about him. 

Samantha and I really enjoyed reading and learning all about Dr Seuss and his books.  Can't wait to celebrate reading again next year.  

This is Sam getting turned into a who. 

 The Cat in the Hat
 Our yummy treat
 The art and writing to go along with There is a Wocket in my Pocket. 
 Sam and her BFF Bristel.